Universities’ Sustainability Initiatives Save Money, Resources


Published: 7Sep2013

The University of Toronto uses solar panels to heat water for athletes’ showers and McGill University imposes a student fee of 50 Canadian cents per credit that is matched by the university for its Sustainability Projects Fund.

Published July 23, 2013 | Environmental Leader

These are two examples of how Canadian campuses are integrating sustainability into university policy and study life, the New York Times reports.

At McGill University’s Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, about 40 minutes outside Montreal, the cafeteria services and the plant science department work together on theMcGill Feeding McGill program (pictured), a sustainable agriculture project that produces more than 88,000 pounds of vegetables annually for student dining halls, the Times reports.

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